The most idiotic (if easiest) thread being spun out Spidey-style in coverage of the Disney-Marvel acquisition is that "fanboys" are concerned about the Marvel superheroes coming under the control of…
The end of the month is always greeted by cable networks claiming new ratings milestones, especially during the summer. They can do this with some impunity, since if they had a really rotten month…
A former network executive recently emailed a question that almost sounded like the song "1985," asking, "When did reality TV players become 'stars'?"
Daytime television has been dying the death of a thousand cuts, and the Daytime Emmy Awards are circling the same drain — probably heading, inevitably, toward a move off broadcast to the…
Every bit as interesting as the prospect of watching a blocked, sullen novelist suggests.
As my colleague Ted Johnson has documented, an organized sponsor boycott against Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck has left his program a little light in the sales department, with ad pods populated…
A strangely absorbing reality-drama hybrid.
There was a strange omission in my Sunday-morning reading, found within a New York Times Business section feature, "The Boss," focusing on Lifetime CEO Andrea Wong. The piece — an "as told to"…
Since Barack Obama's inauguration, Fox News Channel has become one of TV's biggest success stories -- registering ratings growth of 30% or more in key primetime and total-day measurements over last…
The new TV season always brings Nielsen's revised estimates of the U.S. TV viewing audience, which has now risen (drumroll please) to 114.9 million homes and 292 million viewers age 2 and up. (Note…